[OpenStreetMap] #1612: allow map call spanning 180th meridian

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Sun Mar 30 12:08:15 UTC 2014

#1612: allow map call spanning 180th meridian
  Reporter:  robx    |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
      Type:  defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  minor   |  Milestone:  Wishlist
 Component:  api     |    Version:
Resolution:          |   Keywords:

Comment (by rvollmert@…):

 I tend to think this is something that should be handled within API / data

 The related ticket https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/1647 was recently
 closed arguing that the OSM world is defined to be a rectangle. I rather
 see this part of the data model as undefined, does anyone have a reference
 for this definition?

 I'd like to see us define the edge between (179.99,0) to (-179.99,0) to be
 the short one. In general, take the shorter variant.

 I believe that this approach would ultimately lead to less work and a more
 general solution than working around a cut at the date line.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/1612#comment:14>
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